Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Poli Sci Prof Weighs in on Cleveland Landing RNC Convention

WCPN ideaStream
With the news that Cleveland will host the Republican National presidential convention in 2016, Baldwin Wallace political science professor Tom Sutton weighed in on the big news with WEWS-TV and WCPN radio.

Sutton, who recently returned from a semester in Ghana as a Fulbright Scholar, told the ideaStream NPR station that Cleveland is an appealing choice for the RNC convention.

“We’re talking about an open seat race for the presidency with no incumbents running,” Sutton told the station. “We’re talking about a state with a sitting Republican governor, One with one Republican and one Democratic senator.  And a vast majority of our 16 congress people, 11 of them being Republicans. Despite the fact that we did vote for President Obama.”

Sutton says he is eager to plug BW students into the front-row learning opportunities that the national convention will bring to the University's backyard.